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'''Jefferson Starship''' is an American rock band formed in the early 1970s by several members of the former psychedelic rock group Jefferson Airplane. The band has undergone several major changes in personnel and genres through the years while retaining the same Jefferson Starship name. The current Jefferson Starship, led by co-founder Paul Kantner until his 2016 death, more closely resembled its original mix of psychedelic and electric folk music than the pop-driven tunes it was widely known for in the early to mid-1980s. It is not to be confused with Starship (band)|Starship, a spin-off of the group featuring former co-lead singer Mickey Thomas (singer)|Mickey Thomas that also periodically tours.
Years active1974–1984, 1992–present
OriginSan Francisco, California,
United States
GenreRock music|Rock, hard rock, psychedelic rock, progressive rock, soft rock{{cite web|url=http://80music.about.com/od/artistsfj/p/Jefferson-Starship-Artist-Profile.htm |title=Profile of '70s & '80s Soft Rock/Arena Rock Band Jefferson Starship |publisher=80music.about.com |date= |accessdate=2014-03-12}}
LabelRCA Records|RCA, Grunt Records|Grunt, Epic Records|Epic
Website{{URL|http://www.jeffersonstarshipsf.com/}}
Associated actsJefferson Airplane, Jefferson Starship - The Next Generation, KBC Band, Starship (band)|Starship, Moonalice, Hot Tuna, Quicksilver Messenger Service
Current membersDavid Freiberg
Donny Baldwin
Chris Smith
Jude Gold
Rachel Rose
Past membersSee: List of Jefferson Starship members
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